2 x 72 Sanding Belts

(7 customer reviews)

Don’t Get the Run-Around from Imitators

  • New Firestorm II   (Lasts up to 30% longer than our Original Firestorm belts)
  • Belts with Run-Tru  precision joints from Preferred Abrasives eliminate tracking and wobble problems!
  • Run-Tru  joints are provided on all Firestorm and Firestorm II, 2″x72″ ceramic belts.
Call us today (937-332-8855) to find out why our new Run-Tru  joints will reduce the “wobble”, making it easier to get crisp “plunge lines”.

NEW !  We now offer Scalloped Edge belts in 2 x 72. 

(We’ve always offered 1 x 72 [that fit on 2 x 72 grinders], but we’ve had several requests to offer the wider version as well).

For more details on the materials we offer, see “Material Descriptions” at bottom of page.

To try out a great variety of grits and backings (36 grit to 1200 grit), order our 2 x 72 Starter Kit

Clear Selections



  •  FIRESTORM II – New Ceramic Grain     CA/Y Plus (Stiff)    
    • FIRESTORM II has a finer crystalline structure than our Original Firestorm material, delivering more consistent cut rates and fewer deep scratches. (Consistently removes up to up to 30% more material than our original Firestorm Ceramic material).  Stays sharp with a lighter work pressure than our “Original”.
    • Works great on most metals.  #1 performer on titanium!      Tip for use on Titanium – run at slower speeds (2500 sfpm)
  •   ORIGINAL” FIRESTORM Ceramic      C/A/X Plus (Stiff) 
    • Still a favorite on carbon steel, 400 series stainless and Inconel
    • This is our fastest cutting ceramic product!  Can leaves deeper scratches than Firestorm II.
  •   BLUE CERAMIC     CA/J Plus (Flexible)
    • Ideal when flexibility is needed or when finer grits are required (80-220-J)


  • ZA/Y Plus (Stiff)          GREEN ZIRC


  • AO/Y Plus (Stiff)            BROWN AO (Heavy Duty)     (Call for availability & price)
  • AO/X Std (Medium)      BROWN AO (General Purpose)
  • AO/J Plus (Flexible)      GREEN AO
  • AO Film (Flexible)         BLUE FILM with white velour backing
  • AO Ilumeron                NEW PRODUCT:   Very long life, produces very fine surfaces, great for creating the final edge!

Surface Conditioning

  • Surface Conditioning belts can be used to perform detail work such as blending, polishing, cleaning, contour finishing, deburring edges, fine finishing, flat finishing, setting the grain, stainless steel finishing, and attaining straightline-brushed finishes on a variety of metals. They can be used on conventional belt machines and air sanders.


  • Works great in place of leather strops for honing the edge.  Can be used with or without compound.



How to calculate belt speed.  The formula to calculate SFPM (Surface feet per minute) which is the same as Belt Speed is as follows:The higher the RPM or the larger the drive wheel the faster the belt speed.

7 reviews for 2 x 72 Sanding Belts

  1. Jake

    I’ll be honest, I’ve used Preferred Abrasives for awhile and have been nothing but pleased. But out of curiosity I tried another (well known) brand just to see how it compared—and it didn’t come close. I have a nearly full box of that brand but am here today to order the good stuff from these guys because it’s that much better.

    • PreferredAbrasives

      Hello Jake,
      It’s alway nice to hear compliments, but this one was especially nice! Thank you.

  2. LKK

    “Can’t say enough good things about the guys at Preferred Abrasives I’m about to start a marathon day of grinding and knowing that there’s a wall of the absolute best quality and performing abrasives hanging at my back makes getting started a whole lot easier! The Original Firestorm ceramic is without question the most aggressive material removing belt we’ve ever used and unlike their orange and brown counterparts, they last FOREVER!! If you think the other brands last forever you have no clue what forever is. Message Zach, and he will put together a starter pack of their lineup. Everything you need to convince yourself that making the switch to Preferred Abrasives is the right direction for your knife grinding operation”

    “Second to none! Long lasting, fast cutting, and the best customer service possible!!!”

  3. ZG

    “Absolutely amazing! these Firestorm II belts last forever and stay sharp with clean lines. You cant get any better!”

  4. TW

    “These Original Firestorm belts are worth the money. They last forever and give consistent grinds.”

  5. Julio

    “These make some of the best knives. Grinding with these is quicker, and the belts last forever!”

  6. DHF

    End of day two and everyone has successfully ground, hardened, and tempered their blades. Preferred Abrasives Original Firestorm ceramics ran strong all day. Not bad considering Alex and I already ran them out for ??? orders. Most of these still have life in them. Tomorrow everyone will get the finish grinding and handling completed. Everyone picked scale materials this afternoon and there’s gonna be a full lineup of awesome knives.”

  7. DHF

    We’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Nobody has better belts than Preferred Abrasives. Not only is the product superior, it’s also affordable. Zach is absolutely awesome to work with and he goes above and beyond to make sure we have everything we need. The “Original Firestorm” ceramics and ultra high grit finishing belts outperform every!! other brand we’ve run. Give them a shout and get yourself one of their Startup kits!!”

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